News archive September 2012

Earl Attlee to give this year’s annual Attlee Memorial Lecture on Thursday 4 October

27 September 2012

Haileybury is delighted to welcome Earl Attlee to the College to give this year's Attlee Memorial Lecture on Thursday 4 October. Earl Attlee is the grandson of Old Haileyburian (1897-1901) and Prime Minister (1945-51) Clement Attlee in whose honour the annual Attlee Memorial Lecture was established. Lord Attlee is himself a hereditary peer and Member of the House of Lords, where he takes the Conservative Whip (as opposed to his grandfather who was, of course, a Labour Party politician). Attlee Memorial speakers are invited to give  > more

New book Haileybury: A 150th Anniversary Portrait available now

27 September 2012

New book Haileybury: A 150th Anniversary Portrait available now

A major new book, Haileybury: A 150th Anniversary Portrait, edited by the school's own Roger Woodburn and Toby Parker has been published as part of the College's anniversary celebrations.  > more

Haileybury celebrates 150 years of learning, leadership and the service of others

24 September 2012

Haileybury celebrates 150 years of learning, leadership and the service of others

Haileybury celebrated its 150th year in style at the weekend with not one but three very special events, culminating in a thanksgiving service on Sunday at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St  > more

Erasmus Essay Competition

18 September 2012

On Monday morning (17 September) some of Haileybury's most able Sixth Form pupils sat the Erasmus Philosophy Essay Competition. This is the first year that Haileybury has entered the Erasmus Competition and entrants from Haileybury will compete against pupils from other schools including Winchester, Rugby, Oundle, City of London for Boys and Wycombe Abbey. The competition takes the form of a three hour paper on an unseen question and is aimed at the most academically able from each school, enabling them to undertake independent  > more

Award-winning filmmaker Kate Blewett presents The Power of Television, Tuesday 18 September

14 September 2012

BAFTA and EMMY award-winning documentary filmmaker Kate Blewett has accepted an invitation from the HPA to visit Haileybury and will speak on the subject of The Power of Television. Kate will show extracts from her films and talk about how she has used the medium of television to highlight the abuse and neglect of men, women and children across the globe; how her decisions on what to film, how to film it and then how to present her films to maximum effect have brought about positive change. Kate's discovery of the conditions in China's state-run  > more

Ed Smith speaking at Haileybury, 9 October, as part of 150th Anniversary Lecture series

12 September 2012

Author, columnist and former professional cricketer Ed Smith will be visiting Haileybury next month to present a lecture on Cricket, Sport and Life: Why Luck Matters. His visit on 9 October will form part of the Haileybury's 150th Anniversary Lecture series. All welcome - the event is free but tickets are required. Bookings can be made by contacting the Box Office on 01992 706229 or email the Box Office.  > more

Charles Walker MP to visit Haileybury on 13 September

11 September 2012

THe MP for Broxbourne, Charles Walker, has been invited by the Haileybury Politics Society to speak on Thursday 13 September. Mr Walker will be addressing the subject of Backbench MPs and the Coalition. The event will take place in the Attlee Room at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to view the Charles Walker MP Politics Society poster.  > more

Harvard Book Prize winner announced

10 September 2012

Freddie Flanagan (K) is Haileybury's 2012 recipient of the Harvard Book Prize in recognition of his excellent AS results in the Summer exams. Freddie, an Academic Scholar, obtained five As in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, French and Physics. Freddie hopes to read Engineering at either Cambridge or Durham. Every year the Harvard Club of the UK selects a book to award to an outstanding pupil at selected secondary schools. The Prize Book is awarded to "an outstanding student in the penultimate year, academically excellent,  > more

Honorary Scholarships (Academic and Sport) Awarded

10 September 2012

The start of the new academic year saw the annual awarding of Honorary Scholarships to pupils in the Lower Sixth. New Lower Sixth pupils and previous Vths, whose IGCSE/MYP results are judged to be particularly impressive are awarded the status of Honorary Scholar. They join the school's Senior Enrichment programme for those pupils who are holders of Academic Scholarships. This year Henry Bexson, Beth Hitchock, Hannah Leighton, Charlotte Kennedy, Xavier Perraudin, Ram Raman and Emily Walker became Honorary Scholars and were presented  > more

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